Americas

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Twitter: @CPJAmericas
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North America Program Coordinator:
Alexandra Ellerbeck

Central and South America Program Coordinator:
Natalie Southwick
Tel: 212-465-1004, ext. 120, 146
Fax: 212-465-9568

330 7th Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY, 10001 USA

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In Peru, journalist Gustavo Gorriti, other media blamed for ex-president's suicide

April 22, 2019 6:11 PM ET

New York, April 22, 2019 - Peruvian authorities should immediately take action to ensure the safety of journalists at news website IDL-Reporteros, and officials should refrain from making inflammatory statements blaming the outlet and its director, Gustavo Gorriti, for the suicide last week of former President Alan García, the...

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Supreme Court could limit FOIA, curtail investigative reporting

April 18, 2019 3:32 PM ET

It's been over eight years since Jonathan Ellis, an investigative reporter at the Argus Leader, filed what he thought was a routine Freedom of Information Act request. He wanted five years of reimbursement data from the Agriculture Department (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)--a program that helps people with...

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Brazilian court orders online magazine Crusoé to remove article about judge

April 16, 2019 6:15 PM ET

Sao Paulo, April 16, 2019--Brazil's Supreme Court should revoke a decision to censure and fine an online magazine and refrain from censoring media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cuban police detain journalist Augusto César San Martín, confiscate equipment and impose fines

April 16, 2019 8:42 AM ET

On April 9, 2019, at around 7:00 a.m., authorities raided the Havana home of Augusto César San Martín, a reporter for the independent news website CubaNet and a member of the Association for Press Freedom, an organization that promotes press freedom in Cuba, according to CubaNet, news reports, and...

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Why the prosecution of Julian Assange is troubling for press freedom

April 12, 2019 5:58 PM ET

After a seven-year standoff at the Ecuadoran embassy in London, British police yesterday arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange--a development press freedom advocates had long feared....

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CPJ troubled by prosecution of Julian Assange

April 11, 2019 2:28 PM ET

New York, April 11, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it was deeply concerned by the U.S. prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Authorities in the United Kingdom arrested Assange this morning at the Ecuadoran Embassy as part of an extradition agreement with the U.S., according to a...

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CPJ welcomes Sacramento police commitments to new journalist protection protocols

April 10, 2019 12:45 PM ET

New York, April 10, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes commitments made by Daniel Hahn, the chief of police of Sacramento, California, to make changes to the way the department treats journalists during protests....

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Journalist Luis Carlos Díaz released from detention, banned from leaving Venezuela

April 5, 2019 4:14 PM ET

Venezuelan authorities released radio journalist Luis Carlos Díaz on March 12, 2019, after detaining him for more than 24 hours, according to news reports....

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What we need to know about CBP's searches of journalists at San Diego

April 5, 2019 1:05 PM ET

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating whether the Customs and Border Protection Agency inappropriately targeted and questioned journalists and activists. The investigation, announced by CBP on March 6, came after NBC 7 obtained documents showing that the border agency compiled a list of individuals, including at least...

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Uncertainty and risk for journalists stranded at Venezuelan border

April 4, 2019 4:07 PM ET

As Venezuela's political crisis deepens, and the country closes its border with Colombia following violent clashes in late February, CPJ's emergencies director, María Salazar Ferro traveled to the Colombian border city Cúcuta, with Luisa Isaza, head of protection for the Colombian press freedom group FLIP, and CPJ's Andes correspondent,...

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